Dempsey and Rowe

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Dempsey and Rowe is the musical theatre composition team of Ohioans John Dempsey (lyricist) and Dana P. Rowe (composer). They have completed four shows to-date: The Reluctant Dragon, Zombie Prom (1996) The Fix (1997) and The Witches of Eastwick (2000).

The Fix (1997)[edit]

The Fix premiered at the Donmar Warehouse in April 1997 under the direction of Sam Mendes. Its working title was "Cal: A Musical Tale of Relative Insanity". After mixed critical reception, the material were rewritten and the tone made more comic. The revised version, featuring an expanded, bolder orchestration, was premiered at the Signature Theatre, Arlington, Virginia.

The Witches of Eastwick (2000)[edit]

Previewing 24 June 2000 and opening 18 July 2000 in the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, The Witches of Eastwick was based upon the John Updike novel of the same name and also upon the motion picture directed by George Miller. The director who 'fixed' previous show, "The Fix" for its American premiere, Eric D. Schaeffer, was employed to head the new production. The original cast featured Ian McShane in the role of 'Darryl Van Horne' with Lucie Arnaz, Maria Friedman and Joanna Riding as the three witches, 'Alexandra', 'Sukie' and 'Jane'. The show was transferred to the Prince of Wales theatre on the 23 March 2001, where the set design was heavily reconceived and a new song, "The Glory of Me" added in place of Van Horne's solo, "Who's the Man?". The production closed on the 27 October 2001. The Witches of Eastwick is the season ending musical to Signature Theatre's 2006-2007 season featuring Marc Kuddisch, Emily Skinner, Jacquelyn Piro Donovan, and Christiane Noll.